A judge threw out a lawsuit against Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company that arose from a car crash that killed a child in a ruling issued July 23 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
On July 24, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida denied a motion for class certification for a group of people suing Dometic Corporation over alleged defective refrigerators, then dismissed the lawsuit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Organizations and attorneys involved in legal action against companies over the impact of climate change are being supported and funded by a network of non-profit foundations, according to a new report.
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has decided it will not hear a case on a controversial insurance matter, citing a recently passed law that the court says eliminates the need for a judicial review.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal judge has dismissed a stockholder suit involving a doctor who alleges the former pediatric nurse with whom he embarked on a "cardiology technology" business deal defrauded him as well as other investors.
JACKSONVILLE — An assignee for a Florida condo association has won an attempt to remand its case against an insurer to state court and to add the condo association as a defendant after the association was found to have cashed in more than $200,000 in insurance money payments without the assignee's knowledge.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has agreed to Daytona Beach-based Costa Del Mar's request to seal some of the company's internal communications, marketing information and confidential business documents that are part of a class action suit filed by a Florida man who alleges the sunglass manufacturer illegally charged customers a processing fee for lifetime warranties.
MIAMI —A federal judge has granted Liberty Mutual's motion for summary judgment in an alleged breach of contract case involving Miami-Dade residents who waited eight months to file an insurance claim after a leak under their kitchen sink led to water damage.
TALLAHASSEE — Brewster B. Bevis, Associated Industries of Florida's (AIF) senior vice president of state and federal affairs, believes climate change litigation will end up harming Florida residents and businesses.
TALLAHASSEE – Civil litigation funding has become an increasingly lucrative business for third parties in Florida and elsewhere, raising concern about the effect this may have on the justice system and questions about whether more regulation is needed to keep the industry in check.
MIAMI — A Royal Caribbean luxury cruise line subsidiary, Silverseas, has been awarded nearly $5,000 in litigation costs after it prevailed in a maritime personal injury case filed by a woman who alleged she was served guacamole that contained shellfish even after warning of her seafood allergy.
TALLAHASSEE – With one Florida coastal city rejecting a push by environmentalists to pursue climate change litigation, Florida Chamber of Commerce executive David Hart observed that lawsuits against energy producers are not the right way to resolve coastal erosion challenges.
FORT MYERS — A federal court has dismissed a bad faith claim against Safeco Insurance Company filed by a Florida man who suffered severe injuries in a 2018 car crash he alleges were covered under his policy.
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation puts the responsibility of attaining lower automobile insurance in the hands of the drivers after the release of a national study by The Zebra shows Florida among the top three states with the highest rates.
According to a recent national study, Florida’s auto insurance rates are the third highest in the nation. Although there are a number of elements at play in the high rates, one of the most impactful is that of litigation.